The complex anatomical structure of our spine includes several curvatures in the sagittal plane. In particular, the axis of our body bends forward in the lumbar and cervical region, and in the sacral and thoracic it already deviates back. This is the norm, these bends allow you to work the spine in the spring or spring mode, softening the jolts when moving or other influences. The lumbar lordosis, in particular, is the physiological curvature of the vertebral column in this lumbar region, which is drawn forward by the convex part.
That is, the term Curvature, is not in this case a designation of some pathology.
The vertebral column, deviating in the lumbar part from the vertical axis, forms an arc which, on the one hand, compensates for a similar physiological curvature in the thoracic region facing the convex part backwards (thoracic kyphosis), but, on the other hand, it is a kind of shock absorber on itself axial loads when walking and running.
Hypolordosis and hyperlordosis
The lumbar lordosis, that is, the curvature, is a normal anatomical entity that performs a very important function in the human body, until then the dimensions of the curvature lie within some limits that physicians consider to be the norm variants. Deviation from these limits is considered as a pathology.
In other words, the spine can be pathologically curved (hyperlordosis, or too crooked), or pathologically straightened (gipolordoz, or too straight).
Hypolordosis, when the pathology is excessive rectification of lumbar lordosis, is mostly observed in patients suffering from lumbar osteochondrosis, or a herniated intervertebral disk.
Worse or better after straightening
Worse or better, some of these pathologies are relatively different, it is not so important, since the main thing here is the degree of severity of the pathology. Too clearly manifested pathological lordosis in both cases initiates significant inconveniences for its carrier, as well as a certain health hazard. Both these conditions adversely affect not only the functions of the spine, but also of other and internal organs.
Signs of hyperlordosis
Symptoms of hyperlordosis is a conspicuous forward belly, head and shoulders, while the chest is flattened. The person at walking is not able to completely unbend the knee joints. The volume of movements in the joints of the spinal column with this form of pathological lordosis is sharply reduced, the organs of the abdominal cavity are lowered, and disturbances occur in the activity of the cardiovascular system. However, all these changes in posture with gipolrdosis do not so disturb a person as the underlying disease, which is usually an osteochondrosis, with all the symptoms and problems inherent in it.
Treatment of lumbar lordosis
In the treatment regimen of the pathological lordosis of the lumbar region, in any case, the main ones are orthopedic measures and motor rehabilitation, which include therapeutic massage, physiotherapy exercises, manual therapy, swimming and the use of posture correctors or recliners. At a primary hyperlordosis it is quite possible and surgical treatment with further orthopedic rehabilitation.